Isabel started piano at the age of 4 and entered the certificate of merit program at the age of 7 under the instruction of Mrs. Roberta Osterode. She remained with her for 11 years and graduated the program with honors. Isabel qualified for branch honors for the MTAC conventions several consecutive years, and alongside that she also competed in several Bach festivals and placed 1st and 2nd. In addition to participating in piano solo state competitions, she won the first round and placed in the top 3 after the second round.
Aside from competing, Isabel’s volunteer work has always been a strong passion. Isabel has spent time playing the organ for churches, and accompanying singers for choir or solos.
Isabel is currently completing her B.A in piano performance at Saddleback college as well as in the pre-medical program and wishes to eventually transfer to UCI to graduate.